Birth Certificates

Scott County Update - 3/17/2020 3:25 PM

Scott County will close all county buildings effective close of business today, March 17, to protect the safety of Scott County employees and residents.  This closure will remain in effect until at least Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 

Scott County staff will continue to provide all life-safety and emergency services and will perform all services that can be performed through email, online, telephone, or other electronic means.

County staff are developing alternative ways to provide services and will update the public as new information becomes available.

This information pertains to persons born in Minnesota. For information on obtaining a birth record for someone born in another state, visit the Vital Chek website for more information.

A birth certificate can typically be used as identification for purposes of applying for things like a passport, proof of citizenship, Social Security, driver's license, and school registration.

To obtain a birth record in Minnesota, you are required to prove tangible interest. Some birth records are confidential.
All changes are done through the Minnesota Department of Health. We are not able to make any changes at our Customer Service Centers.
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